This year’s Holbeck Gala takes place on Saturday (19 July 2014) and is once again set to be a success.
The Holbeck Gala on Holbeck Moor has been running for over 70 years and each year over 2,000 people attend the fun-filled day which has become an annual highlight bringing the local community together. An army of volunteers organise the festivities every year. This year’s event take place on Holbeck Moor from 12pm to 4pm.
There will be over 30 stalls from local businesses, charities and community groups selling a wide range of food and produce, and will include the first ever beer tent at the Gala, which will be selling a multitude of local beers and ales.
Performances will take centre stage at the Festival with acts from the Lybar Majorettes, the South Leeds Steel Pan Band and local theatre group Slung Low. There will also be plenty for children to do including bouncy castles and slides, go-karting, and the chance to meet animals from Morley Exotic Animal Rescue. Ingram Road Primary School will also be getting involved, hosting their School Fete alongside the Gala.
The gala has been supported by local Councillors on the Inner South Community Committee who donated £3,500 towards the cost of this year’s gala, covering marquee and seating hire and other facilities.
Councillor Adam Ogilvie (Beeston & Holbeck) said:
“The Holbeck Gala is a real treat for people of all ages and it is thanks to the tireless efforts of local volunteers that each year’s festivities are so popular. Last year’s Gala included a huge climbing wall, donkey riding and excellent performances from local dance troupes. This year’s Gala looks set to be the best yet and I am very pleased we have been able to once again provide funding.”
Councillor Patrick Davey (City & Hunslet) said:
“Every year the Holbeck Gala gets bigger and better and is a great way for the local community to come together. There will be lots of stalls and information points signposting visitors to local services, and opportunities for them to volunteer and help make a real difference in the local community. I encourage everyone to come along to what will be a brilliant day out.”